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slamming the u-s virgin islands and closing in on puerto rico. new images showing the storms unbelievable power. the pleas for help right now on social media. also breaking now - desperate rescue attemps in mexico. an earthquake, devastating the capital city - as the death toll rises sharply overnight. good morning washington. im larry smith and im autria godfrey we;ll get to the latest from mexico in minute - but first.. eileen toss to eileen
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- maria heading towards puerto rico. landfall just a few hours away. - still a category 5. max winds 165 mph - unseasonably warm weather ahead - fall arrives friday at 4:02 pm - dry through the weekend today: mostly sunny. warm and muggy. highs: 85-88 winds: nw 5-10 mph tonight: clear to partly cloudy. patchy fog. lows: 63-68 winds: nw 5 mph thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy. highs: 84-87 winds: nw 5 mph breaking right now - a desperate search for for survivors in
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yesterday's earthquake. this as the death toll hits the hundreds. 248 people now confirmed dead - and officials expect that number to rise as rescuers sift through the rubble. at least 25 of those deaths came here. a school in mexico city, completely collapsing.
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magnitude quake hit central mexico around two yesterday afternoon. right now about 40 percent of mexico city is without power. the earthquake hit on the anniversary of a deadly 1985 quake that caused catastrophic damage. and in an another eerie twist- earthquake drills were actually held in mexico city just hours before it hit. tracking the tropics - and category five hurricane maria, closing in on puerto rico right this minute. the center passed near st croix in the u.s. virgin islands overnight . we've been monitoring social media. facebook pages filled with posts pleading for help for loved ones there in st. croix. meanwhile in puerto rico - the governor warning citizens evacuate or die. and many people heeding the warning as cities turn to ghost towns. puerto rico is facing up to 9 feet of storm surge - and two feet of rain. maria now 450 miles wide - first made landfall on domineeca as the first catg
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island ever! packing ferious winds.. gusting 160 miles an hour.. the storm, proving deadly. and right now families are reporting some loved ones still missing.. including an american student. the stormwatch seven weather team is tracking the tropics around the clock. you can see their updated forecasts any time of day - on the free stormwatch seven weather app. some breaking news.. a bizarre disruption on route 50 in woodmore, maryland.. take a look at this video! police say a dump truck driver forgot to put the bed of his trailer down.. and it became stuck underneath the overpass while he was passing through. it happened shortly after midnight in the westbound lanes.. at church road. the truck is now out of there, and there are no reports of injuries. all clear in alexandria after a fuel leak shut down king street overnight. the leak happened around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. utility and haz mat crews were on scene for hours working on repairs.
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but more than 5 thousand gallons of gas were lost. right now - prince george's county police are looking into a series of suspicious incidents near the university of maryland campus. all of them in the 45-hundred block of guilford road. we told you earlier this week -- about a sexual assault investigation. now police say a man entered another apartment on that street earlier this month. one week later- a third incident. police say a man opened a window and peeked into an apartment there. investigators aren't saying if they think it was the same guy. they are increasing patrols. still ahead - new vandalism on the national mall the lincoln memorial hit once again. coming up - the everyday item officials say caused permanent damage. and stormwath seven monitoring maria by the minute. an udpate just minutes ago, saying the storm could make landfall in puerto rico within the hour.
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- maria heading towards puerto rico. landfall just a few hours away. - still a category 5. max winds 165 mph - unseasonably warm weather ahead - fall arrives friday at 4:02 pm - dry through the weekend today: mostly sunny. warm and muggy. highs: 85-88 winds: nw 5-10 mph tonight: clear to partly cloudy. patchy fog. lows: 63-68 winds: nw 5 mph thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy.
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winds: nw 5 mph happening today - a d-c debut. coming up - the new
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seeing around town. but first - a turf war brewing at one local school. johnny live tease
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stormwatch seven satellite showing hurricane maria. just in the last 15 minutes we've learned it should make landfall within the hour in puerto rico. the massive storm - now a category four - and 450 miles wide. tragic new developments out of florida. a ninth person has died after a nursing home lost air conditioning in the aftermath of hurricane irma. multiple investigations are now underway... and at least one lawsuit has already been filed. in the wake of the tragedy, florida's governor ordered all nursing homes be equipped with generators and fuel for four days. in miami..
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sleeping outside in tents, in the wake of irma. their apartment building still has no power.. water.. or working fire alarms. the management company told residents to leave, but still forced them to pay rent this month. so, many decided to camp out until the lights are back on. tens of thousands of people in south florida are still without power. developing now... a disturbing hazing investigation- this time at a christian college outside chicago. five players on the wheaton college football team- are facing charges tonight. they're accused of kidnapping a freshman teammate, punching him, and trying to sexually assault him. the victim's attorney says he suffered torn muscles in both shoulders requiring surgeries. among the charges in the case-- mob action' and aggravated battery. back in our area - parents - outrage
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they're worried the field their kids play on... isn't safe! their concern? what the turf is made of - crumb rubber. seven on your side has been following health concern about crumb rubber for more than a year now. john gonzalez is live at oyster-adams school in northwest with the new controversy. this morning - the national park service is trying to repair more
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lincoln memorial. police say a man used a penny to scratch a message into a pillar on the
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scratch a message into a pillar on the memorial's north side. officials say it may have done permanent damage. the man faces up to ten-years in prison and a 25-thousand dollar fine if convicted. already this year, other vandals have defaced the monument with spray paint and permanent marker. time now for weather - maria heading towards puerto rico. landfall just a few hours away. - still a category 5. max winds 165 mph - unseasonably warm weather ahead - fall arrives friday at 4:02 pm - dry through the weekend today: mostly sunny. warm and muggy. highs: 85-88 winds: nw 5-10 mph tonight: clear to partly cloudy. patchy fog. lows: 63-68 winds: nw 5 mph thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy. highs: 84-87 winds: nw 5 mph coming up - an amazon error.
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- maria heading towards puerto rico. landfall just a few hours away. - still a category 5. max winds 165 mph - unseasonably warm weather ahead - fall arrives friday at 4:02 pm - dry through the weekend today: mostly sunny. warm and muggy. highs: 85-88 winds: nw 5-10 mph tonight: clear to partly cloudy. patchy fog. lows: 63-68 winds: nw 5 mph thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy. highs: 84-87 winds: nw 5 mph breaking right now - a desperate search for for survivors in mexico city after yesterday's earthquake. this as the death toll hits the hundreds.
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confirmed dead - and officials expect that number to rise as rescuers sift through the rubble. at least 25 of those deaths came here. a school in mexico city, completely collapsing. the seven-point-one magnitude quake hit central mexico around two yesterday afternoon. right now about 40 breaking right now - a desperate search
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mexico city after yesterday's earthquake. this as the death toll hits the hundreds. 248 people now confirmed d
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officials expect that number to rise as rescuers sift through the rubble. at least 25 of those deaths came here. a school in mexico city, completely collapsing. the seven-point-one magnitude quake hit central mexico around two yesterday afternoon. right now about 40 percent of mexico city is without power. the earthquake hit on the anniversary of a deadly 1985 quake that caused catastrophic damage. and in an another eerie twist- earthquake drills were actually held in mexico city just hours before it hit. some breaking news.. a truck driver is fine, after a bizarre accident on westbound route 50 in woodmore, maryland. take a look at this video! police say early this morning, the driver forgot to put the bed of his trailer down.. and it became stuck underneath the overpass at church road.. while he was passing through. the truck is now out of there, and there are no reports of injuries. developing now - an annandale woman- charged with stealing from
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cortes is accused of taking money from the weekly collection at queen of apostles church in fairfax county, while she was volunteering. cortes is charged with grand larceny. the virginia governor's race is shaping up to be a tight one. democrat ralph northam and republican ed gillespie faced off last night in their second debate. northam is the current lieutenant governor. gillespie is a former counselor to president george w. bush. the candidates discussed confederate statues, following the riots in charlottesville. gillespie believes the statues should remain, but with certain conditions. virginia is one of only two states electing governors
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the race is getting national attention, as a potential early referendum on president trump. bike sharing in the district is about to change. starting today, two new dockless bike systems are making their debut in d-c. they work similar to capital bike share - but now you wont need to find a docking station to leave the bike. instead, the bikes are tracked by g-p-s. they can be parked anywhere.. usually on a street or sidewalk. riders can find a bike, unlock it and pay - all using an app. breaking right now - hurricane maria closing in on puerto rico. the latest update has the storm making landfall in about 30 minutes. stormwatch seven is monitoring it all, next.
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few hours away. - still a category 5. max winds 165 mph - unseasonably warm weather ahead - fall arrives friday at 4:02 pm - dry through the weekend today: mostly sunny. warm and muggy. highs: 85-88 winds: nw 5-10 mph tonight: clear to partly cloudy. patchy fog. lows: 63-68 winds: nw 5 mph thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy. highs: 84-87 winds: nw 5 mph johnny live right now at 5:xx - tracking the tropics - and people in puerto rico told "evacuate -- or die." hurricane maria - downgraded
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ripping across the caribbean right now. the center passed near st. croix in the u-s virgin islands overnight. the storm is
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tracking the tropics -
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"evacuate -- or die." hurricane maria - downgraded overnight to a category 4 storm - ripping across the caribbean right now. the center passed near st. croix in the u-s virgin islands overnight. the storm is expected to make landfall in puerto rico at any moment. maria is massive- now about 450 miles wide - and could cause 9 feet of storm surge. it's blamed for at least one death so far- but there are reports of people missing as well. the island of domenica is devastated, following hurricane maria. there's massive damage all throughout the island. phone and internet signals appear to be down. in temple hills, maryland last night.. people from that island held an emergency meeting. one man says his brother sent him a voice message at the height of the storm, but there's been no communication since then. at the meeting in
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prayed and strategized. they're preparing to assist those in need in the coming days. the federal emegency management agency has chartered a cruise ship to house national guard troops in the caribbean. the "grand celebration" will be home to troops assisting in the u-s virgin islands and puerto rico's response to hurricanes irma and now maria. fema has chartered the ship through december. the stormwatch seven weather team is tracking the tropics around the clock. you can see their updated forecasts any time of day - on the free stormwatch seven weather app. veronica johnson will have the latest storm update coming up in about three minutes. 5:xx - and right now, parents in dc - outraged. they're worried the field their kids play on... isn't safe! their concern? what the turf is made of - crumb rubber. seven on your side has been following health concern about crumb rubber for more than a year now. john gonzalez is live at oyster-adams school in northwest with the new controversy. trt :08 out ... testing standard.
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for an obamacare repeal bill. they have only until the end of next week to overhaul obamacare with a simple majority senate vote. the graham-cassidy bill ends obamacare subsidies and the medicaid expansion. states would be given money to use, as they see fit. republicans can afford to lose just two votes. senator rand paul has already said.. he'll vote against the bill.
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and new this morning - bill cassidy took a battering over health care from several late night show hosts... including jimmy kimmel. adrianna hopkins has more. jimmy kimmel spent 7 minutes excoriating bill cassidy over this bill. called him a liar. you'll recall kimmel made a passionate plea for healthcare after his infant son had open heart surgery. four months ago -- cassidy came on his show and promised a bill that passes the "jimmy kimmel test" -- which is "no family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise because they can't afford it." well... kimmel said this last night - kimmel urged viewers to call their
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congress and vote down the health bill. the monologoue was trending worldwide overnight. it's 5: and time for a check on weather. - maria heading towards puerto rico. landfall just a few hours awa
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- still a category 5. max winds 165 mph - unseasonably warm weather ahead - fall arrives friday at 4:02 pm - dry through the weekend today: mostly sunny. warm and muggy. highs: 85-88 winds: nw 5-10 mph tonight: clear to partly cloudy. patchy fog. lows: 63-68 winds: nw 5 mph thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy. highs: 84-87 winds: nw 5 mph
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kidd o'shea in the now.. if you're searching online for news about avril lavigne, be careful! avril tops this year's
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be careful! avril tops this year's "most dangerous celebrities" list. a cyber-security firm puts the list together each year, showing which celebrities generate the riskiest search results, as cyber-criminals use fans' fascination with celebs to steer them to risky sites. bruno mars is #2 carly rae jespsen in 3rd. billy bush has separated from his wife of 20 years, page six reports the couple is on a "short term break." billy's lawyer did not discuss the reasons for the split but
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because of infidelity. the split comes almost one year after the leaked access hollywood video where billy bush and now president trump were caught having an inappropriate conversation. legendary guitarist joe walsh from the eagles joined us on good morning washington on news channel 8 yesterday ahead of his first ever vets aid concert tonight at the eagle bank arena, it is being billed as the concert for our veterans. featuring zac brown band, gary clark jr, a
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are still available for the show at vetsaid.org . we've posted the full interview from yesterday on facebook.com/abc7g mw coming up at six - stormwatch seven tracking the tropics. hurricane maria just minutes away from making landfall in puerto rico. we are monitoring the situration there right now. anothoer update just three minutes away. at children's national, stronger is caring for a baby's heart in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
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ports donald trump's plan to take money out of virginia public schools and give it to private schools. as a washington dc lobbyist, ed gillespie worked for lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. and ed gillespie's plan to cut taxes for the wealthy could cut virginia school funding, too. ed doesn't stand for education.
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>> hurricane maria making landfall in puerto rico minutes away now. >> a grim warning from officials, evacuate or die. another serious storm. >> here is the latest coming into the newsroom at 6:00. maria now downgraded to a category 4 hurricane, but still as dangerous as ever. it already hit dominica and virgin islands. the winds holding strong up to 160 miles per hour. >> veronica jon has been watching the storm's every move.

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